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An Initiative To Legalize Marijuana In California To Appear On Nov. Ballot
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Mitchell Says Medical Marijuana Agreement Reached; Recommends Moratorium on Recreational Dispensaries

Mayor Jon Mitchell announced today two developments related to medical marijuana and recreational marijuana.

Host Community Agreement Reached for Medical Marijuana Dispensary

The Mayor announced that the City has successfully negotiated a host community agreement with Beacon Compassion Center of Norwood, Massachusetts...

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LCpl Matthew R. Rodriguez Memorial Foundation / Facebook

Blood Drive and 5K in Memory of LCpl. Matthew R. Rodriguez

"In celebration of Matthew's 23rd Birthday, please join us in donating a pint of blood....give a pint and save a life!!" The 3rd Annual LCpl Matthew Rodriguez Memorial Blood Drive is set to take place at the Seaport Inn & Marina on Friday, March 3, 2017 from 1 to 6 PM. Y...

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Opioid-Related Deaths Continue To Increase

Boston (AP) - A state report estimates that opioid-related overdose deaths in Massachusetts rose for a sixth consecutive year and that fentanyl is playing a role in as many as three-quarters of the fatalities...

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Add These 7 Heart-Healthy Foods to Your Diet

Don't be scared. The list starts with chocolate.

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Health Director Brenda Weis with Mayor Jon Mitchell / Jim Phillips / TSM

Weis Stepping Down from Health Department

Dr. Brenda Weis, Director of the Health Department for the City of New Bedford, is stepping down from her position, WBSM News has learned...

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9 Heart-Disease Warning Signs to Look Out For

American Heart Month marks a clear opportunity to do a little self-examination -- of your body, your diet and your lifestyle. Heart disease is the most common cause of death for Americans, so if your heart isn't working right, we don't need to explain why that's a really bad sign...

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McCarthy: Marijuana and the Special Election in New Bedford

The site of the first medical marijuana dispensary in New Bedford will likely be on Hathaway Rd. in Ward 3. The special election underway in that ward of the city will elevate the discussion of the marijuana economy to center stage.

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Love Your Heart Day in New Bedford This Sunday

The second annual Love Your Heart event is taking place in New Bedford this Sunday, February 12, and it's a chance for people from across the SouthCoast to come together and learn more about heart health...

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Get Air Swansea via Facebook

Get Air Trampoline Park To Open Before Start Of Summer In Swansea

There will be a new indoor trampoline park opening before this summer in Swansea, according James A. Goldsmith, who is a president and CEO of Gator Investments.

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New Bedford Dentist Paying Back Nearly Half a Million Dollars to MassHealth

A Massachusetts dentist with 21 practices across the state, including one in New Bedford, has agreed to pay the state's Medicaid program $475,000 to resolve allegations of improper billing practices...

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